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Ken Hughes. An artist's life. But what legacy?

This little plaster sculpture of a female head belonged to my Grandma, Mary Cockett. She lived in a sewing box (the head not my Grandma…) for several years. 228 more words


Provenance for Sensemaking Workshop at IEEE VIS 2014 (Paris, France)

I am co-chairing a workshop on Provenance and Sensemaking at the IEEE VIS conference week in Paris. The submission deadline has now passed, but you can still join the discussions at the workshop during the conference. Hope to see you there!

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My Personal Pinterest Code of Image Ethics

Pinterest. If you’re familiar with the site, it doesn’t need any definition, but for those who have not yet found themselves there, it is like a giant social corkboard where people can take a picture of an oversized tricycle that they found “Pinned” on some Guatemalan’s “Board,” “re-Pin” it on their own with their own caption, and have their followers “Like” it or “re-Pin” it themselves. 634 more words


Researching an art object in the Currier's Collection

We get lots of questions about how to go about researching a work of art from the collection so we wrote up this guide to getting it done. 25 more words

Accession Numbers

The slippery lobster

As you might know already, I adore the Gardener’s Cottage in Edinburgh. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it is amongst my favourite restaurants in the world so, whenever we’re in the city, we head over pretty much straight away. 191 more words


Hatfield House Library Survey (2)

About a month ago I promised to write about some of the highlights in the collection of Hatfield House where I’ve been doing a library survey. 861 more words

Historic Libraries

Robert Browning's Book and a Moment of Friendship

In 1860 the English poet, Robert Browning (1812-1889) received a book as a gift from his friend and fellow author, Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), who was also friends with the novelist Charles Dickens, the poet Robert Southey, and others.  1,007 more words